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Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA) Oxford

TSA Oxford is a pen-and-paper test. It consists of two sections:
Section 1: Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA)
This section contains questions like Problem-solving skills, including numerical and spatial reasoning. Critical thinking skills, including understanding, argument and reasoning using everyday language.
50 multiple- choice questions are given
Timing of test is 90 minutes

Example Question:
If Widgett and Co do not increase wages then staff morale will continue to drop and productivity will fall. This would lead to smaller profits and could mean the end of the
business altogether. Either the company must pay better wages or run the risk of closing
down.Which of the following best expresses the conclusion of this argument?
A Staff morale has reached dangerously low levels.
B If wages are not increased the business could close down.
C The employers will have to accept a fall in productivity.
D A fall in productivity could mean the end of the business.
E If wages are improved the company will be saved.
Section 2: Writing Task.
This sections aim to assess the candidates writing, ideas and Communication abilities
Four Questions are given, candidates ask to solve one
Timing of test is 30 minutes

Example Question:
Privacy is only good because people arenít good. In a perfect world we wouldnít
need privacy.î Is that right?

Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA) UCL

TSA UCL is a paper-based test. It consists of 50multiple-choice questions containing questions like  problem-solving questions and critical thinking skills etc. This test is duration is 90 minutes.
Question Example:
The roller coaster at Blue Top Towers Park runs continuously from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm
during the week and from 9.00 am to 7.00 pm at weekends.
Each ride lasts for 3 minutes.
It can take up to 5 minutes to unload and reload between rides at busy periods, but even
when the park is quiet there is a 2 minute gap between the end of one ride and the
beginning of the next.
What is the maximum number of rides there can be in one day?
A 60
B 75
C 96
D 120
E 200

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